Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Learn Yosakoi Soran Dance!

Tuesday, August 18th, 2009
4:00pm
Issei Memorial Hall, JCCCNC
1840 Sutter Street, San Francisco CA 94115
FREE!

“Yosakoi Soran,” originated from a Japanese folk song “Yosakoi” of Kochi Prefecture combined with the famous Hokkaido folk song “Soran” into a choreographed team folk dance. With the Yosakoi clapper in one hand while chanting “Soran”, you have the two fundamental elements of this song from which you can create your own choreography for the dance. It started from the idea of a university student and soon became phenomenal for its urge for creativity and team effort. This year in June in Sapporo the 18th annual Yosakoi Soran Festival was held, and 33, 000 people and 316 teams including members of the Research Society participated in this growing event. This time leader Masao Nemoto, who developed the dance for educational purposes and helped it spread to classrooms all over Japan, will lead the workshop to introduce “Samurai” and other variations of the Yosakoi Soran.”

To sign up for the Workshop, please contact. Mr. Ken Maeshiro, JCCCNC at (415) 567-5505.
For inquiries about the workshop, please contact Mr. Tadashi Ota, Director, SF Office, Teacher’s Organization of Skill Sharing, at (408) 828-6505, or Japan Information Center, Consulate General of Japan, at (415) 777-3533 or japaninfo@cgjsf.org
Information taken from Japanese Consulate of Japan flyer.